The IAS officers association termed the conviction of “honest” IAS officers in the coal scam on Saturday “as most unfortunate” and vowed to rally behind the three officers who have been convicted by a special CBI court.
“Conviction of honest IAS officers in the coal scam is most unfortunate. A black letter day for bureaucracy — convicting officers for bonafide decisions in the interest of administration. We stand by the officers in this time of distress,” the IAS officers association said.
“We will do whatever we can under the ambit of law,” Abhishekh Chandra, secretary of the IAS officers association, told TOI. He said the association will help the officers to seek legal remedy at the next level. The association has convened a meeting on Sunday to “deliberate the future course of action”. A special CBI court convicted former coal secretary H C Gupta and two other senior IAS officers on Friday for corruption in the allocation of a coal block in West Bengal. Read more